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Our professional staff at Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia PA provide care and relief for tendonitis. A tendon is a thick band of connective tissue that links your muscles and bones together. As you contract a muscle, it shortens, pulls against the tendons and moves the bone. If a tendon is overused, injured or experiencing abrasion from a bone spur, tendonitis may result. In other words, your tendon is inflamed. It has been irritated to the point where you are now experiencing symptoms such as:
Dr. Marc Cohen uses chiropractic care to alleviate the symptoms of tendonitis, but he also goes beyond the symptoms to remove the cause. Tendonitis may continue to reappear if the cause is not removed, and our chiropractor wants you to remain pain free. The first priority is to reduce inflammation and this may include the use of cold therapy, ultrasound and kinesiotaping. Once the inflammation is reduced, our chiropractor evaluates the cause of your tendonitis.
Tendonitis typically strikes in joints that you use often. For example, in your shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, wrists and elbows. Some tendonitis conditions have names to represent the area that is affected, such as carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrist, tennis elbow and patellar tendonitis in your knee. Dr. Cohen addresses any joint or muscle imbalances that contribute to tendonitis, examines lifestyle causes and suggests changes when necessary. If you play sports, for instance, you may have overused your elbow or shoulder to the point the tendon is inflamed. Dr. Cohen shows you how to balance the muscles in this area to support proper form and reduce chances of tendonitis recurring. Our chiropractor will adjust your joints into the best alignment for healing. When the adjustments takes place, your body is able to increase circulation to the affected area. This increase brings healing cells and removes toxins that contribute to swelling and pain.
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free way to address your tendonitis. If left untreated, tendonitis may worsen or cause lasting problems, so we suggest you call us if you are feeling pain, swelling or tenderness in your joints. Our chiropractor evaluates your condition and shows you how chiropractic care helps to reduce your symptoms and remove the cause. As you progress with your care plan, Dr. Cohen educates you on exercises to improve the strength and flexibility around the tendonitis to reduce your risk of tendonitis recurring. Dr. Cohen also lessens the scar tissue that forms around the tendons so your range of motion is not limited. Then, our team helps you rehabilitate the tendonitis so you return to your active life or job without pain.
Chiropractic care is an alternative to surgery for tendonitis, is gentle and has few side effects. You may feel slight muscle soreness after an adjustment, but the soreness will be less than the tendonitis pain. Please call us today at 215-725-2000 to learn more.